Things have been crazy busy in my life to say the least. For times like that I look to my crock pot for a little help. All I do is prep the night before or the morning of, throw in my ingredients, and dream all night or all day about the wonderful meal that required zero work! This is an awesome chili variation. I’m finding more and more that chili is so versatile. Like most of my crock pot recipes, this one became a surefire hit with the hubster who has since requested it once a month!
Crock Pot Cream Cheese Chicken Chili
Chili is such a versatile dinner and I think you'll love this Crock Pot Cream Cheese Chicken Chili version!
- 1 can black beans
- 1 can corn
- 1 can Rotel
- 1 ranch dressing mix packet
- 1 Tbsp cumin
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 8 oz package cream cheese
- 2 chicken breasts or 5 chicken tenders frozen
Drain and rinse beans. Place chicken at bottom of pot, then pour out whole can of corn (undrained), rotel, and black beans. Top with seasonings and ranch mix. Stir together. Place cream cheese on top.
Cover with lid and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
Stir cream cheese into chili. Use 2 forks to shred chicken. Stir together and let cook for 30 more minutes. You can serve alone or over rice or topped with sour cream, cilantro and chips, whatever you want!
[My 2 Cents]
I didn't have a can of Rotel on hand so I used a can of diced tomatoes and it was the perfect substitution.
Adapted from Look Who's Cookin Now
I love this recipe! My whole extended family makes it now. However, I’m now watching my intake and especially aware of carbs. The nutrition values on this say there are 3 carbs per serving. That can’t be possible with a can of black beans and a can of corn. I also came up with a total of 2329 cal which comes out to 387 cal per serving. That’s using full fat cream cheese. I usually use neufchatel cr cheese which would be fewer calories. But I still LOVE it!
Hi Vicki, thanks so much for stopping by and I’m so happy to hear that you and your extended family are enjoying the recipe! I really appreciate you bringing the nutritional info for this recipe to my attention. I’ve made some corrections, and it should be more accurate now! Thanks again!
Joyce p Pollard
I tried this tonight and the grand kids loved it ..one suggested I put it on Fajita wraps with the sour cream…may just try that it is nice because I happened to have everything needed in the kitchen and did not have to purchase anything extra..so now I will make sure all ingredients are in the the kitchen for the days Whats for dinner and this is great since the chicken can be frozen. Next time I will have to double …Thanks for this recipe
I’m so glad to hear that your grand kids loved this recipe Joyce! Putting it on Fajita wraps is a great idea, and something that I want to try now too!
Has anyone since tried freezing this after making this? If so how did if turn out?
I definitely freeze this. It doesn’t have quite the thickness to it, but pretty close.
Can you make and freeze this for later?
I’ve never frozen it so I’m not 100% sure, you could try a little bit of it and see how it reheats before freezing a whole batch!
I have thawed chicken breasts….can I just adjust the cook time for UN-frozen chicken? Do you have a recommended time?
Yes, that’s just great! I usually decrease by an hour or two if I’m using thawed!
Yum!! How many servings does this recipe make?
I’ve updated the recipe card for you! Serves six!
Love, love this recipe. Make it for all functions and friends in need of a meal. Always use low fat cream cheese and can’t tell the difference.
AWESOME! So happy to hear that, thanks for stopping by to let me know!
This was fantastic. Even my picky boyfriend loved it!
Oh great! Thanks for taking the time to tell me! Glad you loved it :)
Just discovered your blog, I want to try this recipe, and was wondering would low fat cream cheese work as well?
Hello! I’m sure it would work just fine – I can’t see why it would make too big of a difference. Try it out and let me know how it works!
I have a new electric pressure cooker and decided to give this a whirl. It was done in 15 minutes. Easiet recipe ever! And amazingly delicious!! Definitely a new favorite!
Oh yay! I’m so happy, thanks for taking the time to let me know – I’m glad you love it!
Absolutely wonderful and so easy to make you don’t even have to remember to take the chicken out of the freezer!!! I make this at least twice a month and i have to double the recipe.
I made this tonight. It was so good and the easiest crock pot meal ever. Since it didn’t have very many ingredients I gave this uncooked meal to some of my friends for Christmas. It was a hit!
Oh my goodness- this looks divine!!! I LOVE slow cooker recipes . . . I might have to add this to my menu this week! :) Thank you for the delicious recipe!